FAMILIES living in the Mijas area had an apocalyptic vision of hell as their homes went up in flames during Malaga’s worst ever fire in August 2012.
And for many of these families, life hasn’t got much better since thanks to continued homelessness and refused compensation.
Despite two years of promises for compensation up to €14,500, the vast majority of these people have not seen a penny, living in limbo and unable to move on with their lives.
It is shocking to think that after such a terrible tragedy – declared a national disaster by the government – Spain is unable to help, unable to offer compensation, and even unable to help these families rebuild their homes.
Many are living in temporary accommodation, watching their damaged homes slowly crumble as bureaucracy is still stopping them from making essential repairs, like fixing a roof.
The Olive Press supported these people two years ago with the campaign ‘Rising from the ashes’, and we are still supporting them now. They still need help.